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'Normal' Cells Far From Cancer Give Nanosignals of Trouble
July 7, 2009
A new Northwestern University-led study of human colon, pancreatic and lung cells is the first to report that cancer cells and their noncancerous cell neighbors, although quite different under the microscope, share very similar structural abnormalities on the nanoscale level. The most striking findings were that these nanoscale alterations occurred at some distance from the tumor and, importantly, could be identified by assessing more easily accessible tissue, such as ...
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